I tried twice in the past to harvest the rogue pacman strain of yeast. Both times I used the brutal bitter 22 oz bottle and used proper starter making and yeast pitching protocol. No success.
Last night I bought a bottle of Shakespeare Stout, the beer tasted just like my oatmeal stout, which made me kind of proud. So I decided to give the yeasties one more try. I made my starter, cooled it down and pitched. I woke up this morning and pacman is gobbling up maltose in my starter! I am going to brew up something in the 1.045 to 1.050 range tomorow with it so I can harvest a nice crop of washed yeast.
So, if you want pacman it appears as if the shakespear is the way to go.
I have had GREAT success in the past week with harvesting yeast....first Chimay and now Pacman! Two really nice strains to have in house if I may say so myself
Now, for a good dunkel recipe for me to use pacman on.......